We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Beautifully Restored” 5 of 5 stars
Review of War Memorial Gardens

War Memorial Gardens
Islandbridge, Dublin 8, Ireland
353-1-661-3111
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #50 of 218 Attractions in Dublin
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Attraction details
Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Beautifully Restored”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

These gardens were designed by Edward Lutyens to commemorate the dead of the Irish Regiments in the Great War 1914-1919. Sadly they went into decline and were virtually abandoned up to the 1980's. Happily with the Peace Process and the realignment of Anlo Irish relations they can now assume their righful place in Irish history. The recent visit by H.M.The Queen has highligted their importance. A delightful place to stroll and enjoy the tranquility amidst the surrounding frenetic traffic. Close to the nearby historic Kilmainham Gaol and King's Hospital Museum of Modern Art. If you are not familiar with the Island Bridge area it would be advisable to get precise instructions on location before you set out to visit.

Visited January 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

49 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    26
    18
    5
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“great for a day out with a pet and children”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

a very beautiful gardens especially in summer and spring when the roses are red and lots of green. All family will enjoy the day out and you can bring the dog out.

Visited January 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“War Memorial Gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

These gardens are a memorial dedicated to the memory of 49,400 Irish soldiers who died in the 1914 – 1918 war. The names of all the soldiers are inscribed in Harry Clarke manuscripts in the granite bookrooms in the gardens. The gardens were designed by the famous architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. There are sunken rose gardens that provide a blaze of colour in summer and are a lovely place to visit, sweeping down to the River Liffey.

Visited March 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“spiritual paradise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

i felt at one with nature. It felt serene and peaceful with a sense of spirituality. I admired how well the gardens and surrounding areas had been maintained regularly.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dublin
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This location is a great place to visit for quiet space, to see wonderful gardens and monuments or to just walk the dog along the side of the liffey and maybe even see a rowing team slip past. This was a favourite place for me to walk my dog for years and I am always surprised when people especially from Dublin say they have never heard of it. I highly recommend a visit especially on a sunny day as rare as they are !

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed War Memorial Gardens also viewed

Dublin, County Dublin
 
Dublin, County Dublin
 

Been to War Memorial Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage War Memorial Gardens, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.